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Nuclear Blast inks Devil You Know (ex-Killswitch)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 10:21 AM PT

Howard Jones and Devil You Know

Nuclear Blast Entertainment has officially signed Devil You Know, the new band fronted by ex-Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones. As previously revealed, the band's lineup also includes guitarist Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) and drummer John Sankey (Devolved).

A demo of some new music from the band is available online (if you 'Like' their Facebook page).

"World-class vocalists like Howard Jones are the rarest commodity in metal music these days," says Nuclear Blast Entertainment's Monte Conner. "Howard has a tonality and richness to his voice that very few singers have. The band's initial demos got me very excited but sometimes you strike gold. Devil You Know just made an incredible record that has surpassed all expectations. The vocals are everything fans have come to expect from Howard but at the same time there is a depth, dimension and variety to his singing that shows incredible growth and elevates him in every way. Add to that world-class musical talents like Francesco Artusato and John Sankey both as players and songwriters. This is ground zero of something really exciting!"

"I had worked with Monte before I left Killswitch and have long known and respected him," says Jones of the former Roadrunner Records A&R chief. "He has a vision for both music and business that is second to none and made it an easy choice when it came to signing to the label. Monte and the Nuclear Blast staff understand who we are, what we have individually accomplished and where we are going as a band."

The band is currently finishing up work on their debut album, with an early-2014 release planned.


10/23/2013 10:31:26 AM
BHBS or nothing.

10/23/2013 10:36:56 AM
sounds stupid as heck

10/23/2013 10:59:09 AM
Francesco Artud2

10/23/2013 11:16:04 AM
I saw Howard jones give a tranny head on the tailgate of a subaru Baja at anchors up.

10/23/2013 1:05:30 PM
cool crossed armed picture... and if i remember correctly, he was a replacement singer for killswitch... Living off creditials that are barely there. Sad.

10/23/2013 1:06:28 PM
Black Dudes are stoked

10/23/2013 1:08:51 PM
" and if i remember correctly, he was a replacement singer for killswitch... Living off creditials that are barely there"

He was in the band longer than Jesse, and recorded more albums with the band than Jesse. And they got big when he was the singer. It's not like he filled in on a tour.

10/23/2013 1:41:08 PM
yeah and the albums howard jones put out were shitty. they got big because they were selling out. i remember the first resident evil movie when they played end of heartache at the end and they overlapped the screaming part.. fcking garbage. and howard jones is a fat slobbing gay diabetic nobody cares.

10/23/2013 9:06:43 PM
May have been "shitty" but they sold, and the band got bigger. That's the point. And the fact you used "selling out" indicates you're either 14 or are a bagger at the Piggly Wiggly living in mom's bastufft.

10/23/2013 9:08:29 PM
ugly mother fckers right there

10/23/2013 9:54:53 PM
Would prefer it if Glen Benton was on vocals

10/23/2013 10:39:18 PM

10/24/2013 6:45:36 AM
Silver Foil Affliction Shirts Are Stoked.

10/24/2013 5:22:19 PM
What a bunch of wankers most of you ballbags are!!!! Why dont you wait and see what it sounds like first!!!! Howard Jones is a great vocalist nuff said!!!!

10/26/2013 9:28:17 AM
sageas please